There are two major new releases in July. One of the most talked about is Richard Mille’s RM UP-01, which made headlines for its impossibly thin case and questionable design. Another notable new release is the Tudor Ranger 79950, a faithful homage to the vintage Tudor Oyster Prince watch. Tissot’s PRX has been a resounding success for the brand and fans have been clamoring for a smaller version, and now it’s 35mm.
Across the web, we take a closer look at A. Lange & Söhne’s new 1815 Ruttrapante Platinum and Primewear watch from Yosuke Sekiguchi, a new independent Japanese watchmaker. Then, we take a look at a very unique vintage Rolex dive watch. Not only is this a “single red” Sea-Dweller, but wait for it – there’s also a gas escape valve. Finally, we visit the controversial topic of waiting lists. Are they necessary or are they obstacles to encourage customers to buy more watches?
- 1 1. The Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is a brand new mechanical watch
- 2 2. Hands-on: The most requested Tissot PRX 35MM watch
- 3 3. Check out the review: CASIO G-Shock GMWB5000TVB-1
- 4 4. Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe
- 5 5. Tudor Ranger 79950 Watch Collection Restores Vintage Exploration Vibes
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1. The Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari is a brand new mechanical watch
Richard Mille’s RM UP-01 was one of the most talked about watches of the last month. There are two reasons for that. First because it now holds the record for the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. Measuring a measly 1.75mm, it’s 0.05mm thinner than the previous record holder, Bulgari’s Octo Finissimo Ultra. The second is because of its design. Impressively, Richard Mille achieved this feat with a complete and unique main plate. What’s less impressive, however, is how difficult it is to read the time and the way it looks. Did Richard Mille go too far in chasing records and ignore some basic tenets of watchmaking?
2. Hands-on: The most requested Tissot PRX 35MM watch
PRX watches have been a huge success for Tissot. However, they are often criticized as being too large. With a lug-to-lug measurement of 44mm, it’s certainly true that they’re a bit large for slimmer wrists. Fortunately, Tissot heard these calls and brought us a 35mm version of the PRX. With its smaller case comes a more manageable lug-to-lug length of 38mm. But because it has an integrated bracelet, this 35mm version of the PRX also has admirable wrist presence. It has 100 meters of water resistance, which means you can take it to the pool. So far so good, but some enthusiasts think there is a problem with it. It uses a quartz movement.
3. Check out the review: CASIO G-Shock GMWB5000TVB-1
The GMWB5000TVA “Virtual Armor” is one of the newest metal square G-Shocks from Casio, and it’s easily one of the coolest. It features a tri-tone colorway and an aesthetic that pays homage to Japanese mecha anime. Scattered throughout the watch are labels that highlight the watch’s capabilities and unique points. For example, there are prominent labels on the bracelet that let you know that the watch is made of titanium. And on the bracelet, there’s another label detailing the multi-band 6 technology on the watch. There are many variants of the GMW-B5000, but this one definitely goes down as one of the coolest.
4. Review: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe
Top Gun’s Success: Maverick IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe is one of the hottest watches out there right now. Oh, and the fact that it has a striking black and white color scheme might have something to do with that too. When Watches & Wonder unveiled the 2022 watch earlier this year, many wondered why it was black and white, since those aren’t the colors that come to mind when you mention Lake Tahoe. Apparently, it’s white because it represents the snow on the mountains around Lake Tahoe as seen by jet pilot students from the nearby Top Gun pilot school. Take a closer look at the watch here.
5. Tudor Ranger 79950 Watch Collection Restores Vintage Exploration Vibes
Tudor’s critics say it relies too much on vintage-inspired releases, but if that approach is so successful why stop? So, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the British North Greenland Expedition, of which the Tudor Oyster Prince watches were a part, Tudor released the new Tudor Ranger 79950. Faithful reissues of vintage Tudor Oyster Prince watches worn by explorers on the wrist. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense time-only tool watch, this could be the ticket.